Venus, planet of love is barely hanging on, but managed to continue her incredible run in your romantic sector through to the early days of October, an amazing feat considering she returned for what is normally a 24 day visit on the 6th June. A huge amount of water has passed under the bridge since then and even before she arrived, but it was the 6 weeks Mars spent here that has managed to fire up your romantic passions and fighting spirit, cementing a romantic legacy that will live on. Venus eventually must bow to the inevitable and her departure from your romantic sector on the 9th October brings a period of continuous planetary activity that began with lucky Jupiter's return in July 2014 to an end, but in the process leaving your romantic expectations and confidence forever changed. Your challenge this month is, in a month where the focus is always going to be on your relationships, keeping the spirit of romance alive after she leaves. The Moon's return from the 6th October to the 9th October will ensure there is plenty of romantic sentiment during Venus' final hours, but leaving just hours later this will leave you on your own, with a huge romantic legacy to hold onto. It's just a day later that your relationships will really grab your attention, with Mercury's direct turn in your career sector on the 10th October marking the point where the focus shifts to the future and the journey ahead. Until then, while the Sun is keeping the solar spotlight on your relationships and the road ahead, Mercury's focus is on giving the past and unsaid words a voice. A New Moon on the 13th October brings a chance to commit to your relationships, the future and the journey ahead.
As important as what 'is' happening this month, which is a lot, especially on the romantic front is what 'isn't' happening. It was Saturn's departure from your relationship sector on the 18th September that brought a nearly 3 year relationship boot camp to an end, bringing some of the most challenging but also empowering relationship years in decades to an end. With the hard taskmaster of the cosmos not back for another 27 years you've been left with a clear sense of what you want from your relationships and what they need from you, but with the power back in your hands. This has forever shaped your relationship expectations, bringing a need for something real and authentic, along with the resources needed to continue to deal with the demands and issues all relationships demand. With the Sun returning to your relationship sector later next month, your relationships won't be left to their own devices for long and there will be a need to keep the momentum going, but as far as the love gods are concerned this month is all about matters of the heart. While lucky Jupiter returned to your romantic sector on the 11th August and the Sun and Mercury have since moved through, it wasn't until Mars returned late last month to fire up your romantic passions and fighting spirit that things really took off, with Venus' return on the 9th October the real game changer. On the 6th June Venus reached a point where she would normally be just 24 days away from your romantic sector, but instead she put that on hold, waiting 4 months in order to time her arrival just right. While your luckiest year for love and all things romantic began in August, it's only now that Venus and Mars, the planets of love and passion are involved that the love gods are set to flex their real muscles.
All eyes are on Venus, planet of love in the early days of the month, with her epic 4 month visit to your communication sector finally coming to an end, something that has been pivotal in the launch of a powerful new relationship journey. October is not a month when the relationship gods are particularly active, with the Sun's return in November usually kicking off your annual relationship review. Instead, with the Sun always spending the first three weeks of October in your romantic sector, this is the time of year when the love gods get their turn, with the solar spotlight on your romantic needs and matters of the heart in general. That is still the case, but Saturn's return to your relationship sector last month and position here until the end of 2017 also brings you to the start of a powerful new relationship journey, one that you have been in training for since as far back as last Christmas. It was on Christmas Eve that Saturn, hard taskmaster of the cosmos returned to your relationship sector for the first time since 1988, spending nearly 6 months exploring your relationships before retrograding back out in mid June. It was 10 days earlier that Venus returned to your communication sector for what should have been a 24 day visit aimed at giving your heart and relationships a voice, but incredibly Saturn's return last month found her still here. Due to leave on the 9th October Venus' final days in your communication sector and Saturn's first full day back in your relationship sector come together to give your relationships a voice at the start of an incredible journey. In the meantime, in retrograde motion in your romantic sector until the 10th October Mercury, planet of communication is on a mission to give your heart, the past and unsaid words a voice. A New Moon in your romantic sector on the 13th October brings the promise of new beginnings and a fresh start.
To begin with this month is all about the relationship gods, with the love gods taking some time out, something that both sides will benefit from. It was in October 2012 that Saturn returned to your romantic sector for the first time in 3 decades, on a mission to play the role of Fun Police, to challenge your excuses and to remind you that the only one that can take responsibility for matters of the heart, love and romance is you. While Saturn had to get tough on you at times, it was in order to challenge your excuses and giving you the backbone needed to take your power back. From Saturn's departure on the 18th September to the Sun's return on the 24th October there is a chance to let matters of the heart settle and to cement a sense of what you want from love moving forward. There are some exciting romantic times ahead, including Venus' impact during the final weeks of the year, but it's Mars that will set things alight during the first half of 2016. While matters of the heart take a break during the first three weeks of the month this gives the relationship gods some much needed attention, just when there is a real turnaround in place. It was last month that Ceres and Pluto both turned direct in your relationship sector, but it's what's happening on the communication front that turns this into an opportunity for a major turnaround. Pluto, planet of change and revolution turned direct on the 25th September, the same day that Mars returned to fire things up on the communication front, but it's Venus' return on the 9th October that takes this to a whole new level. With lucky Jupiter in your communication sector until September 2016 this is the start of a powerful partnership between communication and relationship forces that will come into its own midmonth. By the time the Sun returns to your romantic sector on the 24th October to draw some of the focus back onto matters of the heart, relationship and communication matters will be in such a strong state that they'll be more than happy to share some of the love and attention.
Your longest Venus return in 8 years is finally coming to an end, but the planet of love is reluctant to leave until the very end. Venus, planet of love returned to your sign on the 6th June for what should have been a 24 day visit aimed at stirring your heart's romantic responses and cementing your romantic desires and expectations for the coming year, something that will always coincide with the launch of your birthday month and new solar year. However, returning so far ahead of the Sun Venus was held back and while she did leave in July it was only for 13 days, retrograding back in for a double dip visit that turned August into a nostalgic trip down love's memory lane. While planet retrograde phases are down to pure physics there always seems to be something serendipitous involved, that begs the question - why here and why now? That question was answered when, on the 18th September Saturn returned to your romantic sector to begin a journey that will take him until the end of 2017 to complete, while the romantic momentum he'll create won't run its course until mid 2018, creating one of your biggest and most powerful romantic chapters in decades. Had Venus returned on time and spent her usual 24 days preparing you for your romantic requirements over the coming year that would have been woefully inadequate, taking the nearly 4 months she'll end up spending here to fully prepare for what lies ahead. At this time you're still dipping your toes in the sea of love, with 2016 the year when everything comes together. Until she leaves your sign on the 9th October Venus will be working with Saturn and romantic forces to give your heart a powerful voice and a say in what the future holds. It's at the very end of the month that Ceres' return to your relationship sector on the 28th October not so much takes the focus off matters of the heart, which won't happen, but at least gives your relationships some much needed attention as well.
It must seem that a nostalgic trip down love's memory lane will never end, so ingrained and all consuming has it become over recent months, but that's exactly what happens this month. The middle months of any year will always be wrapped up in a nostalgic web due to the fact that Pluto, in your romantic sector from 2008 to 2024 will always spend from April to September of each year in retrograde motion. In the closing weeks of your old solar year Venus, planet of love will move through a nostalgic part of your chart, taking your heart on what is usually a 24 day nostalgic trip down love's memory lane. As Pluto will always be in retrograde motion at the time, within the heart of this 5 month retrograde phase you have a period of around 24 days that is even more nostalgic and it's that phase that you've been locked into for the past 4 months. Venus did return to a nostalgic part of your chart on the 6th June but as you move into October, despite the fact that Pluto turned direct last month, the planet of love is still here and until she finally returns to your sign on the 9th October the past still has a hold on you. Ceres, who retrograded back into your romantic sector in early August turned direct on the 15th September and Pluto 10 days later, so the future and past have been in a tug of war for several weeks and will remain in a tug of war until the 9th October, with the past and future vying for your attention. Yet by the 10th October all your romantic focus will be on the future, with the spirit of romance itself especially robust. In their last full month in retrograde motion in your relationship sector Neptune and Chiron will keep the relationship focus on the past and with an ongoing battle between your personal and relationship needs, having the communication lines open is essential.
After a total lunar eclipse in your relationship sector in the closing days of September, something that only ran its course less than 24 hours before you stepped into October, your relationships will not only have your attention from the get go, but everything is likely to be out in the open. This was the third lunar eclipse in your relationship sector in as many years, but also the last for another 17 years, signalling the last real standoff between personal and relationship forces, in a battle for an authentic balance that has been ragging for years now. While your birthday month will always see personal and/or relationship tensions rise, with the Sun unable to move through your sign without moving into opposition with Uranus in your relationship sector, something that will happen on the 12th/13th October, what you're likely to find is that the lunar eclipse late last month has already managed to clear the air. What has helped turn this into an opportunity for a real breakthrough is that until the 10th October you have Mercury, planet of communication in retrograde motion in your sign, on a mission to give the past and unsaid words a voice. With Uranus in retrograde motion in your relationship sector and the eclipse having brought everything out into the open, a breakthrough is likely to have already happened or is underway in the early days of the month. With Mercury staying in your sign until early November, you've got all month to work on keeping the communication lines open and considering the planet of communication returned in late August for what should have been a 15 day visit, this is remarkable. The love gods do have a sweet reward that they're saving until near the end of the month, with Ceres' return to your romantic sector on the 28th October bringing the spirit of romance back into a play and keeping it in play for the rest of the year.
While the effect is likely to have been subtle at the time and not something you were able to put your finger on, like most things it's only after it's gone that you'll realise how much pressure your relationships have been under, not just over recent months but over recent years. Don't over think this because there is no real answer, just the fact that Saturn's departure from your sign has taken the heat off your relationships and for the majority of the month it will stay that way. There may be a reminder during a Full Moon in your relationship sector on the 28th October, something that at some point during your birthday month will always bring your personal and relationship needs into conflict. Yet with some extremely auspicious support on the communication front around that time, what you have are the ingredients for a real breakthrough, especially as by then you'll have had over a month to let relationship tensions and pressure ease back. You'll begin the month with the Moon in your relationship sector but it's the second visit, from the 27th October to the 29th October that will produce the Full Moon on the 28th October. By the end of the month you'll have a clear sense of what you want from your relationships and what they need from you, along with the support for a real communication and/or relationship breakthrough. In the meantime, Neptune and Chiron's last full month in retrograde motion in your romantic sector sees both slowing down and in the process a sense of romantic nostalgia is likely to deepen as the month progresses. In the meantime, Venus' return to a social and serendipitous part of your chart on the 9th October will open the door to some serendipitous possibilities.
You'll not only move into the month on a romantic high, thanks to a total lunar eclipse in your romantic sector in the closing days of September, but intertwined with a sense of romance and adventure. Throughout her extended visit to an adventurous part of your chart Venus, planet of love has been on especially good terms with Uranus in your romantic sector, with a partnership that began on the 6th June and ends on the 9th October not only bringing a sense of romance and adventure together and while they were both in retrograde motion a sense of romantic nostalgia, but the laws of attraction and synchronicity. Venus will normally spend just 24 days in an adventurous part of your chart each year, but during the last 4 months she's worked with romantic forces to bring a whole new sense of what's possible. Venus' partner in crime since early August had been Mars, planet of passion and the warrior planet of the cosmos who only left on the 25th September, firing up a passion for adventure and a hunger for life's richer experiences at the same time. By the time Venus leaves on the 9th October and the lunar eclipse in your romantic sector late last month has worked its magic, it will be clear that staying in a romantic rut is no longer an option. Uranus will remain in retrograde motion in your romantic sector until December, keeping the doors open to the past and second chances. While the love gods have their full time focus on matters of the heart, the Moon's two visits to your relationship sector, first from the 2nd October to the 4th October and again from the 29th October to the 31st October, are likely to reveal that the bar has been raised on the relationship front, with communication especially.
With no more planetary activity in either your romantic or relationship sectors and staying that way for the rest of the year, as is the case by this point each year, the focus is not only on Venus, planet of love but on the Moon. As if to make up for a lack of planetary support the Moon, who visits your romantic and relationship sectors once every 4 weeks and therefore just once a month, will instead visit both twice this month. You will begin the month with the Moon in your romantic sector, stirring up a lot of romantic sentiment in the early days of the month, but also during Venus' final days in a passionate part of your chart. By the time the Moon comes full circle, returning to your romantic sector from the 27th October to the 29th October, Venus and Mars will both be in an adventurous part of your chart and as this will generate a Full Moon on the 28th October, these should be some very romantically charged days, full of romantic adventure, passion and the opportunity for a real breakthrough. This is a Lovers Moon and with Venus and Mars, the planets of love and passion in support and a sense of adventure and romance in the air, this has the makings of a very exciting few days. The Moon's visit to your relationship sector are necessarily a lot more challenging, with a visit from the 4th October to the 6th October and then returning on the 31st October the only chance this month to really give your relationships a voice. Because the Moon can't move through your relationship sector without moving into opposition with Pluto, spending his first full month in direct motion in your sign, this is bound to create some personal and/or relationship tension, but with a massive amount of support from communication forces this comes with the potential for a breakthrough.
By the time Venus eventually leaves your relationship sector on the 9th October her longest visit in 8 years will be over and one of your longest and most important relationship chapters in decades will be over, leaving you with a clear sense of what you want from your relationships and what they need from you. It all began with lucky Jupiter's return to your relationship sector in July 2014, but things didn't really start coming together until Venus' return on the 6th June, for what should have been a 24 day visit aimed at getting to the heart of what you want and need from your relationships. Over recent months the Sun has moved through to take care of any relationship housekeeping and reality checks, Mercury has moved through to help get the communication lines open, Jupiter has left and Mars has moved through, firing up your passions and fighting spirit. All of those planets have moved on and with Venus leaving on the 9th October, leaving your relationship sector empty and without support for the first time since July 2014, she'll leave you with a clear sense of what you want from your relationships, but more importantly the confidence to know that anything is possible. Settling for less will never again be an option. The Moon will return to your relationship sector on the 6th October and here until just a few hours after Venus leaves on the 9th October will ensure that your emotional responses and heart are engaged in the final hours of this massive relationship chapter. Once she leaves Venus will team up with Mars again, this time on a mission to fuel your romantic passions and fighting spirit. With your relationships having received some massive support over the last few years and especially over recent months, it's time for the spirit of romance and especially your romantic passions to get some much needed attention.
The Sun will always move through your relationship sector from around the 23rd August to the 23rd September and last year, as is the case in most years, by the time you moved into October your annual relationship review was over and with no more planets here you and your relationships were on your own, staying that way until the middle of this year. This year things couldn't be more different, with the only fact that even vaguely resembles any other year being that yes, the Sun has moved on as had Mercury, planet of communication. But your relationships are not on their own and won't be again until mid 2017 and in terms of the support to really make things happen, this has only just started to warm up. While lucky Jupiter returned to your relationship sector on the 11th August, with the Sun returning just days later and his early weeks not only overshadowed by the relationship housekeeping that must take place during your annual relationship review, but mired by the personal and/or relationship tensions that dominated much of August and September. This was more positive than it seemed at the time, for it was simply your own needs rebelling against relationship forces that were trying to dominate, forcing you very early on to address any balance issues. It's only now that the Sun has gone and especially since Mars returned to your relationship sector on the 25th September that it becomes clear this is no ordinary update. Mars, who didn't visit your relationship sector at all in 2014 and Venus, who last year left on the 30th September, are both set to make a real impact this month, helping Jupiter to really get your relationships moving. While Venus won't return until the 9th October, returning long after any housekeeping has been taken care of and with everything out in the open, will begin the rebuilding phase. It's when the planets of love, luck and passion come together, which they do this month, that the real magic starts to happen.